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1996 Honda Civic Question: overheats



tashamatt09, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Harker Heights, TX, February 02, 2010, 22:36

my car only overheats when im at a light or just sitting still when the car is on and in park. i changed everything on it and it worked for a little bit. what do i do????

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 03, 2010, 02:18

    Basically the engine requires rush air flowing through the radiator to cool it on the freeway and the electric cooling fan mounted on the radiator to cool the engine when the car is parked or in traffic, A cooling fan not operating, thermostat not fully open , a restricted radiator, or possibly a mildly blown head gasket could cause over heating issues

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